Robert Joseph Shannon

Robert Joseph Shannon, 92, of Plymouth, died peacefully at his White Horse Beach home on April 18, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Alice E. (Giblin) Shannon, and the son of the late Cyril and Anna (Kiely) Shannon. Bob was born in Boston on January 26, 1932. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War.

Bob began his career at the telephone company when it was Ma Bell, and after 40 years, retired as a manager for Verizon in 1991. Bob and Alice made their home in Quincy and spent summers at their cottage at White Horse Beach, eventually retiring there. They became snowbirds and enjoyed 25 magical winters at their home in Fort Myers Beach, where they enjoyed the music and loved dancing at the local clubs.

In his younger years, Bob enjoyed bowling and participated in many leagues. After retiring, Bob took up and loved golfing. While in Fort Myers he golfed and organized several groups at Shell Point. When in Massachusetts he progressed through several golf clubs and last enjoyed a membership in Duxbury. Bob was a past Commander of the McKeon Post in Dorchester. It was at the McKeon Post that he first asked Alice to dance, which was the beginning of their story. Bob and Alice were married for 59 years.

Besides his loving wife, Robert is survived by his son Michael Shannon and his wife Barbara of Hollis, NH; his daughters Denise Feeney and her husband John of Weymouth; and Kara Buckley and her husband Brian of Bourne and Naples, FL; granddaughters Erin Shannon and her husband Ilyas Aricanli of Manchester, NH, Abigail Shannon of Hollis NH, Molly Buckley of Norwood, and Caitlin Buckley of Aspen, CO. He was the brother of the late Dorothy Trapp and her husband, Paul.

Visitation with the Shannon family will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cartmell-Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home, 619 State Road, Plymouth. A burial service will be held at noon. Interment in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, in Bourne will be at 1:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth, MA, 02360

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